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Manuel Marinacci

Manuel Marinacci - Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, italy (2019)

Manuel Marinacci - Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, italy (2019)

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Full, ripe and complex expression of Barbera. Quite a powerful wine that retains elegance and freshness. Full of red berries (particularly raspberries), wet rocks and a hint of herbs and spices.

REGION Italy > Piedmont 
GRAPE(S) Barbera
ABV 14%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
No oak used for this wine, spends 2 years in cement after fermentation, a structured expresion with good fruit that reflects the soils of Barbaresco.

A relatively new producer in Barbaresco, Manuel began his winery in the early 2000s. Located in the small village of San Rocco Seno d'Elivio, just outside Alba, he works his 4ha organically. The soils in this area are quite diverse, featuring blue/grey marl, sand, clay, calcaire, and tuffeau. 

He works exclusively with red grapes. His vineyard is uniquely situated to take advantage of the Elva Stream, bringing a cool breeze from the north which allows for a longer hang time for the grapes. Marinacci prefers a later harvest and often aligns his pick dates with Barolo.
Wine making is firmly traditional with an extended month long maceration. Fermentation takes place in concrete (inside the winery, for cooler vintages) or fibreglass (outside, in warmer years) and the wines are aged in old, Slavonian oak barrels. In his early days Marinacci used selected yeast to guarantee the results in his wines but as his experience grows so does his trust in his plots and as of 2011 all yeast is spontaneous, for a natural fermentation. 
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